Sometimes we feel so small and insignificant and are totally helpless against the troubles that plague us daily. It's not about religion. Religion is a group belief and concerns more about rituals, code of ethics, and philosophy. And usually it is more of form than substance.
It is more about personal faith & belief in something bigger than ourselves that is benevolent, omnipresent and powerful that can give us the strength and tenacity to keep going and help keep our sanity intact. It is the tie that binds us back to one that created us.
It's what we think and do, and the results and the effects upon others around us that are important to all, here and now. Too much preoccupation in preparation for the hereafter makes no sense. When we go we take nothing with us.
But we do leave an impression for those who stay behind. I think it's important that we leave one that everyone would want to emulate.